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Antique Lavar Kirman carpet, Persia

1890
366 x 259 cm 12’ x 8’5”
£23,500
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Description

This beautiful antique Laver Kerman (Kirman) carpet has a classical refined design with unusual well drawn Angels depicted in the four corners. The pale background allows the soft purples, pale blues and green dyes to really shine. The colour variety is a real delight and would be wonderful to design a room around. This carpets is distinctive of the 16th and 17th centuries.

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The condition is good with some lower areas, with a flat pile and a tight weave.  No damage to this carpet and with the right underlay which we would provide it would sit beautifully flat and preserve it for many years.

Kirman has long been a town dedicated to carpet weaving in the south east of Persia. Kirman carpets are always high quality, woven on a cotton foundation, designs consist of central medallions with floral motifs.  From the 17th century Kerman or Kirman has been a city notorious for fine eleagnt weaving and the famous vase carpets of the Safavid period (1501-1722) are regarded as the most valuable and exquisite in weaving history. Early examples from the 17th century have set records for sales at auctions.

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